Smart Kitchens: Time To Get Connected?

Everywhere you turn these days are ads for refrigerators so smart they can tell you when you’re low on eggs (and some even allow you to order more). Understandably, such high-end appliances aren’t within everyone’s reach. Smart kitchen technology isn’t just for the rich, however. There are gadgets for every price point. Smart kitchen tools offer convenience, increased safety, and let’s face it… they’re kinda fun!
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Is Open Shelving Right For Your Kitchen?

Open shelving in kitchens has been a design trend for years, and it’s not slowing down in popularity. But choosing a new feature for your kitchen is not all about style – you should consider function, too. Are open shelves practical? They’re not right for everyone. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, here are some aspects of open shelving that you should mull over. Read more

Planning Your Dream Master Bathroom

Are you dreaming of the perfect master bathroom? Do you imagine it being like your own personal spa, complete with jacuzzi and a steam room? Based on your budget, you may want to temper your expectations. How big a master bathroom do you really need? That’s not to say you can’t have luxury items in your remodeled space. You just need to remain realistic for a number of reasons. Read more

Why Does Everyone Love Open Concept Floor Plans?

You see it all the time on today’s home remodeling shows: people are demanding open concept floor plans. Why is this? Simply put, open concept designs allow for better flow of space. Walls serve a purpose in separating bedrooms, bathrooms, and other private spaces. But when it comes to living areas, dining areas, and kitchens, having those three traditionally separate areas be essentially one continuous space has its benefits. But are open concept spaces for everyone? We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of an open concept floor plan. Read more

Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen or Bathroom

The backsplash is definitely an element of kitchen and bath design that you shouldn’t overlook. It should be both an expression of your personal style and a way to tie the space together. Not only should it complement your flooring and countertops, but it should also fit the style of your home. Yet, even though it’s the design element that ties the whole room together, the backsplash is often the last design feature that’s chosen during the design. Read more

Creating Utility & Storage Space in the Basement to Free Up Room in Your Bathroom or Kitchen

While remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, you may have found that you need to move certain items out to make room in the new design. So what can you do with these displaced items? Many people will just store them in an unused attic space or in the basement. If you’re going to store these things in the basement, though, why not create a dedicated utility & storage spot there to keep it organized? Read more